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United paid £80million for Harry Maguire in the 2019 summer transfer window as they believed he had the potential to revitalize their backline.
Still, while the England international can be a good asset when fit, his stock has never been lower.
Maguire skippered United in a season that went from bad to worse, with his own performances growing more disastrous as the weeks went by.
With Erik ten Hag set to attend the match against Palace, Maguire is one of the players fighting for his future.
If he can’t regain his form, then it’s possible the Red Devils will part ways with the 29-year-old – especially given their interest in Jurrien Timber and Pau Torres, from Ajax and Villarreal respectively.
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At the end of last season, Edinson Cavani looked set to be United’s main striker after ousting Anthony Martial from Solskjaer’s starting line-up.
Fast forward a year, and there’s no denying that his second season at Old Trafford was a big disappointment.
Cavani has scored just twice for United this season.
He couldn’t get into the squad ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, as he often missed too many games through injury.
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In the same summer United spent big on Maguire, they also made a big investment on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Yet the former Crystal Palace star is now set to be offloaded by Ten Hag after a horrific campaign where he fell out of favor under Rangnick.
United staff believe Wan-Bissaka’s failure to fit in has made him another failed signing in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
Loans to Crystal Palace and Atletico Madrid have been mooted.
But United also appear set to accept a permanent deal, with Wan-Bissaka struggling to break into the squad ahead of Diogo Dalot.
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Of course, there’s no denying that Jesse Lingard hasn’t had enough chances at United since returning from a successful loan spell at West Ham.
But the blunt truth of the matter is that, short of strong performances against Newcastle and West Ham earlier in the season, he failed to shine when called up.
Lingard, when given the chance to start games, often disappeared and made no impact.
He is set to leave Old Trafford at the end of the season, with the playmaker unwilling to hang around for talks with Ten Hag.
Newcastle are in the hunt for his signature, along with West Ham, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.